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Foxwoods Reports First Case of Coronavirus

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A Foxwoods employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and the casino said this is the first known employee to test positive.

People who have been in contact with the employee have been notified and will be tested.

Jason Guyot, the senior vice president of resort operations and the interim CEO of Foxwoods, said in a statement that the company learned that an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on July 27.

Guyot said the person has minimal contact with guests on a daily basis and is part of a small work group.

The company immediately notified the safety prevention and response team and contact tracing began, according to a statement from Foxwoods.

Anyone who had prolonged contact with the employee has been notified, will be tested, and is to remain quarantined for 14 days, even if they test negatively, Guyot said.

“To our knowledge, this is the first positive team member case at Foxwoods, and we have seen thousands of guests visit us since reopening on June 1. We’re confident in our resort safety protocols and the processes in place to help safeguard our teams and guests,” Guyot said in a statement.

Jordan Kudlak works as a nurse in a Covid-19 unit in South Carolina and has seen firsthand how coronavirus can be serious—or fatal—for both the old and young. And now that she has contracted the virus herself, she has personally experienced how easy the virus is to catch, even if you take every precaution.

He said that in addition to mandatory mask usage and temperature checks for everyone, the casino is conducting wellness screenings for team members before each shift and team members who are not feeling well are being asked to stay home.

Editor's Note: Foxwoods originally said the employee tested positive on July 22. They corrected their statement to say the positive test was on July 27.

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